Take a sampler pack or just the one, prop at a beer barrel table, check out the ambience (beer and barrels), and imbibe. Nothing better at beer o'clock. Hop Nation has boutique hours - Friday evening, Saturday arvo and again on Sunday.
Wine available. White or red. And peanuts. Water. There's a fizzy drinks fridge. Gorgeous stained glass. A mezzanine for those who prefer the high life. Wheelchair accessible lower level. Footy kicking option in the lane (no doors).
Take the plunge. Down a lane, slightly off the cycle path, near a fish factory in Footscray.